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Here you’ll find all the teacher and student resources you need to get started with Vital Signs!
Vital Signs is one of three middle-school literacy learning games
in the Read to Lead Suite.
When the medical secretary discovers a link between a patient’s illness and a newly opened power plant, the staff at the Be Well Family Clinic must come together to serve not only their patients, but also the health and wellness of the broader Port Douglas community. With a new medical assistant just starting at the clinic alongside their seasoned medical and administrative staff, the medical director must diagnose and treat a variety of patients suffering from asthma, back pain, and even a mystery illness that requires a quick and accurate diagnosis.
The medical director must consider different points of view to manage operations at the clinic and navigate complex interpersonal issues with both patients and staff. Whether it is determining who should lead an important clinic project on environmental pollution, diagnosing a young patient who may or may not be suffering from anxiety, or helping a clinic staffer with a sick family member, the medical director needs to take in all sides of a story to determine the best course forward.